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Religion and Spirituality


How a modern exorcist fights evil

Source:  The Atlantic In the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, the Vatican’s most prominent exorcist fights the true essence of evil.  Father Raffaele Talmelli is engaged in an age-old tradition, but he takes a decidedly unorthodox approach to battling demons. Ivan...

Meet the controversial guru who wants to upgrade civilization

Source:  VICE Thirty-year-old Bentinho Massaro has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, supporters that the spiritual guru gained through his teachings about self-realization, enlightenment, and the idea of upgrading civilization. While some of...

The Satanic Temple is finally getting its big screen moment

Source:  TheWrap Let’s get a few things out of the way about The Satanic Temple, the religious/activist group at the center of “Hail Satan,” which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Members of The Satanic Temple say they don’t actually worship Satan or...

Why Latinos are converting to Islam

Source:  VICE Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups within Islam in the United States. VICE's Lee Adams traveled to Houston Texas, the home of America's first Islam in Spanish center, to investigate what’s behind this phenomenon and how America’s current...

Zeitgeist Films debuts trailer for “Zen for Nothing”

Source:  FirstShowing Zeitgeist Films recently debuted the official U.S. trailer for "Zen for Nothing" from Swiss filmmaker Werner Penzel. The documentary opened in Switzerland and other parts of Europe in 2016, but is just now getting a limited U.S. release.  "Zen...

Carving the Buddha—the Same Way—for 1,400 Years

Source:  Tricycle To view a statue carved by the Bushi—a community of Japanese sculptors who create intricate wooden replicas of Buddhas and bodhisattvas—is to view a style of sculpture that has been virtually unchanged for nearly 1,400 years. In Yujiro Seki’s new...